Tag Archives: Stacey Abrams

House passes bill to regulate fracking in Georgia

House bill would set up a new state board to issue permits and regulate fracking activities for withdrawing natural gas . . .

Tags: election law , fracking , governor's salary , John Meadows , Stacey Abrams

Abrams reelected as minority leader, with some dissension in the ranks

House Democrats reelected Rep. Stacey Abrams as House minority leader, but not without some dissatisfaction among caucus members . . .

Tags: Bob Trammell , Carolyn Hugley , House Democratic caucus , Stacey Abrams , Stacey Evans

Suddenly, there are some competitive legislative races

Georgia voters in a few districts could see something this year they rarely see: competitive legislative races . . .

Tags: Georgia House races , Georgia senate races , Stacey Abrams

Political Notes – Newspaper editor’s pot plant is growing

You’ll find support in the strangest places for legalizing the cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , charter school commission , Fran Millar , Medicaid expansion , medical marijuana , Mike Buffington , Stacey Abrams , Third Congressional District , Wayne Garner

Political Notes – Deal’s planning for two more Supreme Court justices

Gov. Nathan Deal is already budgeting for two additional Supreme Court justices, even though the Legislature hasn’t voted on expanding the high court . . .

Tags: Medicaid expansion , Nathan Deal , Stacey Abrams , Supreme Court expansion , Third Congressional District race

Political Notes — Georgia’s taxes rank low in one survey on the “fairness” scale

A consumer finance website ranks Georgia’s state and local tax structure very low in terms of fairness . . .

Tags: Georgia Chamber of Commerce , Georgia tax structure , Rosetta Stone Communications , Savannah election , Stacey Abrams , tax fairness , WalletHub

Deal signs bill to fight abuse of the elderly

New law is intended to protect elderly citizens from being ‘financially abused’ by persons who try to pilfer their retirement funds . . .

Tags: elder abuse , Georgia Council on Aging , Nathan Deal , Stacey Abrams , Wendell Willard

Deal’s school takeover amendment squeaks by the House

The House narrowly passes a constitutional amendment authorizing a state takeover of low-performing public schools . . .

Tags: David Stover , David Wilkerson , low performing schools , Mary Margaret Oliver , Nathan Deal , Stacey Abrams , Stacey Evans , state takeover

Political Notes – Senate finally confirms four of Georgia’s federal judges

Georgia will get four new federal court judges after the U.S. Senate finalized its confirmations of them . . .

Tags: David Perdue , David Shafer , Eleanor Ross , federal judges , John Lewis , Keystone pipeline , Leigh May Martin , Leslie Abrams , Mark Cohen , Stacey Abrams , Steve Henson , Tom Buck

Judge declines to act on voter registration lawsuit

A lawsuit filed against Secretary of State Brian Kemp over the issue of processing voter registration applications is dismissed by a Fulton County judge . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , Christoper Brasher , minority voter registration , Stacey Abrams